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    Re: Improvising

    There is no "right way" to learn improv. While the goal is to be able to flow without thinking (subconcious), no player can ever do this without a whole lot of concious improv work in the practice...
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    Filling Behind a Singer

    Here is a video on how to start playing fill phrases behind a singer. These are very simple lines but give you an idea of how to fill.


    https://youtu.be/a0uGhufbKxQ

    PDF file here: 180597
  3. Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    "I play mandolin...
    and I can tune...
    If I have too...
    I guess..."
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    Thanks for the kind words y'all. Many more of these in the works.
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    Re: Improv From Scratch

    #18 Triplets

    https://youtu.be/uo4thc63F8Y

    PDF here
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    Re: Understanding double-stops...

    When transcribing solos from great players, I have found the time where double stops are most often used is as embelishment of a singing melody. I describe that process in this video

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    Re: Interesting video

    Do you mean 9-7-5 in that middle voicing of 4ths?
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    Re: Interesting video

    This video explains why I don't like much Jazz 1960s and later, except Bossa Nova, which uses the chord ideas of 50s jazz.
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    Interesting video

    https://youtu.be/lz3WR-F_pnM
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    The whole record "Sam and Alan Together Again". My all time fav mandolin recording.
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    Repair person in Phoenix area?

    I'm asking for a friend. Anyone you would recommend for mando work?
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    Re: This is not a brag...

    Every great player has learned from previous great players. You learn so much when you learn solos. Congrats!!
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    Re: Picking faster?

    IMO playing faster has mostly to do with relaxing and not straining. When you do that you have opposing muscle groups working against each other. Practice in short bursts with short relaxation in...
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    Re: Wayne Shorter on 10-string

    Sounds great Tom!
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    Re: Headstock Scroll repair?

    I just put a yellow sticky over my break with a bad scroll drawing. Quite the conversation starter...
  16. Re: Recommend some beginner Blues / Jazz Blues Lead Sheets

    Now's The Time and Blues in the Closet are very easy melodies. Also don't forget Minor Blues. Blue Train is an easy melody to play.
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    A Train - Homer and Jethro

    A friend just sent me his, hadn't seen it before. For some reason the video embed isn't working...

    https://youtu.be/nBZn4S9S2CU
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    Re: Practice Regiment Questions

    You may get some stuff from these:

    https://youtu.be/ISHvWO7rqKE
    https://youtu.be/x-Auh6JwpTg
    https://youtu.be/JMtVAUz2FHw
    https://youtu.be/Gvuu6ohbuB4
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    Thanks for the reply Perry!

    I have spent MUCH more time on his single line stuff and way less on the chording ideas. When I hear him (or any others who use his ideas) teach chord "movements" (as...
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    There are many ways to learn.

    I'm going to respectfully disagree with Perry. I've never found Barry Harris' method overly theoretical. But YMMV.
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    Because there are so few jazz mandolinists and so little jazz mandolin material, if you want to learn chord stuff, you will often have to take from other instruments and adapt to mandolin, especially...
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    The Barry Harris system is a great way of learning chords for comping and chord melody.
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    Re: Chord Melody Songbooks?

    There are not many of those type of books due to the copyright amount the author/publisher has to pay vs the amount of sales they would receive (which for a mandolin chord melody book wouldn't be...
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    Re: Scale Warm-Up Exercises - Your Favorites

    I really like Barry Harris' method of studying scales. You really get to know where everything is. You can see this method here:
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    Re: Best Bluegrass Band Single Microphone?

    Second vote for the KSM44 Shure
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